October 14, 2005


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connec­ tions to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

BECHT, Cora M., 95, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Sept. 30. Mother of Mary Spainhour and Anthony Becht. Sister of Martha Bleu, Dorothy Philpot and Clarence Bezy. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of six.

BISHOP, Bud T., 84, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Husband of Irene Bishop. Father of Gardie and Ted Bishop. Stepson of Ernestine Carr. Brother of Charles Bishop. Half-brother of Becky Miller and Elmer Howard. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

BREWER, Stacy R., 33, St. Peter, Harrison County, Sept. 25. Wife of Harold Brewer. Daughter of William and Sandra Miller. Sister of Tracy Mills. Granddaughter of Hester Brewer, Fern McKim, Kenneth and Marjorie Morgan.

CARDARELLI, Victor A., 82, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Father of Angela Butler, Lianne Donald, Vickie Jo Shrider and Teresa Worrell. Stepfather of Carrie Abbott, Gary, Mark, Rimmie and Robert Crays. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of five.

CLAYTON, Nancy L., 66, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Wife of Michael Clayton. Mother of Diana Hanes, Linda Ingle, Barbara Poynter and Mary Ross. Sister of Dan Carr. Grandmother of nine.

COLBERT, William J., 77, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Father of Colleen Cook, Kathleen Snider and Timothy Colbert. Brother of James Colbert. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

DINKEL, George E., St. Michael, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Father of Andrew, Anthony, Mark, Robert and Thomas Dinkel. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

ELLIG, Ernest F., Jr., 71, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Sept. 29.

FREDERICK, Virginia, 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Wife of John D. Frederick. Mother of Barbara Runciman, Elizabeth and Nancy Frederick. Sister of John Kealing. Grandmother of two.

FROCK, Irene M., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Mother of Irene Ballantine, Carol Smith and Joseph Frock. Sister of Lucille Alexander and Margaret Deakyne. Grandmother of eight.

GALLAHER, Robert A., 78, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Sept. 22. Husband of Mabel Gallaher. Father of Kevin, Paul and Sean Gallaher. Stepfather of Karen McClellan, Kelley Rogers, Mark, Myles and Tim Burke. Brother of John Gallaher. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of four.

GOERTZ, Frank B., Jr., 76, St. Anne, New Castle, Sept. 25. Husband of Imogene Goertz. Father of Debbie Anderson, Mary Beth Griffin, Carl and Frank Goertz III. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

HOEHN, Pauline (Feller), 88, St. Joseph, Corydon, Sept. 19. Mother of Shirley Beanblossom, Kathy Franklin, Jeanne Jackson, Judy Papoy, Nancy Timberlake, Edward, John, Joseph, Mark, Steven and William Hoehn. Sister of Alice Curts, Grace Kirkman and Keith Feller. Grandmother of 33. Great-grandmother of 16.

HUNN, William Frederick, 60, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Oct. 3. Husband of Lois Ann (Back) Hunn. Father of Joshua Hunn.

LITTLEJOHN, Anne C. (Dugan), 77, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Sister of Providence Sister Amata Dugan and Bill Dugan.

LUKEN, Albert Wayne, Sr., 81, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 29. Husband of Juanita (Crowley) Luken. Father of Rita Cottrell, Theresa McCullough, Karen Shaffer, Sheryl Smith, Albert Jr. and Gregory Luken Sr. Brother of George and William Luken Sr. Grandfather of 52. Great-grandfather of 27.

McCANN, Marlene L., 69, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Mother of Martha Berghoff, Jim and Mike McCann. Sister of Sara Gatti. Grandmother of seven.

McELROY, Fredonia, 83, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Wife of John McElroy. Mother of John McElroy II. Sister of Annetta Weis. Grandmother of two.

MILES, Charles Carl, 86, St. Mary, Richmond, Sept. 28. Husband of Margaret Miles. Father of Ann Rounds and Michael Miles. Brother of Bernice Bullock. Grandfather of three.

MOFFITT, Jean Ann, 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Mother of Donna Booth, Mary Kathleen Tilson, James and Joseph Moffitt. Sister of Betty Moffitt, Mary Lou and Jim McDermott. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

MOSBY, Darrell C., 65, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 4. Father of Chuck, Mark and Scott Mosby. Son of Opal (Dendinger) Mosby. Brother of Charlene Leistner and Bruce Mosby. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

NEES, Agnes G., 80, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Sept. 27. Sister of Janet Tuttle, Margaret and Fredrick Nees. Aunt of several.

OEFFINGER, James W., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 24. Father of Joan Smith and James Oeffinger. Brother of Eustasia Zurschmiede.

PERR, Julius Peter, 74, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 25. Husband of Elizabeth (Babette) Perr. Father of Maria Garrison, Elisabath Perr-McColm, Karolina, Andrew and J. Victor Perr. Grandfather of eight.

SHUBLAK, Ruthanne, 46, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Wife of Richard Arajuo. Mother of Amy Shublak. Daughter of James Bryan. Sister of Carolyn Smith, Teresa, Andrew, John and Robert Bryan.

SKAGGS, Debra Lynn (Utterback), 46, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Sept. 23. Wife of Paul Skaggs. Mother of Dustin and Paul Skaggs II. Daugher of Richard and Loretta Utterback. Sister of Gregory, Rick and Tony Utterback.

SMITH, Stephen L., 63, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Sept. 29. Husband of Virginia (Gardner) Smith. Father of Regina Gavin, Melissa Long and Brian Smith. Stepfather of Karen Kaiser and Kevin Wright. Brother of Rosalie Boyd, Juanita Kearney, Jeanette Wall, Denny, Gerald, Guy, Mickey and Tommy Smith. Grandfather of eight.

STAUBLIN, Clara L., 73, St. Mary, North Vernon, Sept. 30. Sister of Dorothy Sauley, Paul, Robert, Theodore and William Staublin. Aunt of many. Great-aunt of many.

STRICKER, William Frederick, Sr., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 30. Husband of Rosalie A. (Brown) Stricker. Father of Marilyn Barker, Barbara Smith, Janice Swan, Bill Jr., David, Guy and Matt Stricker. Brother of Hank Stricker. Grandfather of 13. Step-grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

WAGGONER, Olivia Rebecca, infant, St. Peter, Franklin County, Sept. 10. Daughter of Jeff and Brenda Waggoner. Sister of Elijah Waggoner. Granddaughter of Jim and Julie Wilhelm.

WEBERDING, William J., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 29. Husband of Monica (Dirks) Weberding. Father of Shirley Hannebaum, Mary Ann Struewing, Terry, Timothy and William Weberding. Brother of Ruth Hoff, Mary Luhring, Charles and Robert Weberding. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 24.

WEWEE, Virginia M., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 3. Wife of Cornelius Wewee. Mother of Kim Helms and Teresa Smith. Sister of Sharon Griffith, Carol Larrabee, Jane Riggs, Betty Robbins and Donald Roberts. Stepsister of Paul Wood. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

WISE, Patricia Lee, 58, St. Michael, Bradford, Oct. 1. Wife of Vernon Wise Jr. Mother of Brian, Bob and Eric Wise. Daughter of Dorothy Wise. Sister of Liz Crawford. Grandmother of eight. †


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